Comox land buy to connect marina, downtown and waterfront

The Town of Comox recently completed the purchase of a property on Beaufort Avenue to aid in downtown vitalization and marina enhancement.

As a way of linking the marina, downtown and the waterfront, the Town of Comox recently completed the purchase of a property on Beaufort Avenue to aid in downtown vitalization and marina enhancement.

At Wednesday’s council meeting, chief administrative officer Richard Kanigan noted in a report the Town purchased 1988 Beaufort Ave. for $570,000, under the appraised value of $575,000.

At a special in-camera meeting in July, council passed a motion for staff to make an offer, not to exceed $600,000, to purchase the home subject to an appraisal and survey.

The property consists of two lots, and staff is now looking into the potential of a subdivision or lot line adjustment to create another building lot, dedicated parkland along the stream and a remainder lot for the existing house, he added.

The acquisition of the property is directly linked to the Town’s Strategic Plan — with a goal to develop a community walkway linking the marina, downtown, waterfront and parks.

It is also supported in the Official Community Plan for environmental protection and greenway acquisition and development.

A more comprehensive report will be brought forward for council’s consideration early in the New Year.

• • •

At Wednesday’s meeting, council also voted to continue with Couns. Patti Fletcher and Tom Grant as representatives for the Town to the Comox Valley Regional District board for 2014.

Couns. Barbara Price and Ken Grant were chosen as alternates.

photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

Just Posted

Fire breaks out at Courtenay hostel

Police arrest man who could be associated with rash of fires

BREAKING: Large structure fire at downtown Courtenay hostel

A fire in downtown Courtenay has engulfed the Cona Hostel at the… Continue reading

Affordable rental housing complex opens in Courtenay

The Braidwood facility will house 34 people at risk of homelessness

Applications open for record bursary, scholarship funding at North Island College

Current and future North Island College students can now apply for scholarships… Continue reading

Second Stage Players present laughter and love in We Are Family

Get your tickets early to see the Evergreen Club’s Second Stage Players’… Continue reading

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Comox Valley Hospice Society finds new Ocean Front home

Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) recently announced plans to construct a new… Continue reading

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

Most Read